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May 21, 2008

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Elkin Acevedo

John Logie Baird became the first person to transmit moving silhouette images using a mechanical system based on Nipkow's disk.
In his laboratory on 2 October 1925, Baird successfully transmitted the very first television picture with a greyscale image: the head of a ventriloquist's dummy nicknamed "Stooky Bill" in a 30-line vertically scanned image, at five pictures per second.[1] Baird went downstairs and fetched an office worker, 20-year-old William Edward Taynton, to see what a human face would look like, and Taynton became the first person ever to be televised in a full tonal range.[2]
First public demonstrations
On January 26, 1926 Baird repeated the transmission for members of the Royal Institution and a reporter from The Times in his laboratory at 22 Frith Street in the Soho district of London. By this time he had improved the scan rate to 12.5 pictures per second. It was the world's first demonstration of a true television system, one that could broadcast live moving images with tone graduation.
THEREFORE, JOHN BAIRD IS THE INVENTOR OF TELEVISION EVEN IF HIS MECHANICAL SYSTEM DIDN’T CATCH ON. THE FACT IS, HE’S CREDITED WITH WITH FIRST TELEVISED PICTURE LONG BEFORE OTHERS. EVEN IF VLADIMIR ZWORYKIN OR PHILO FARNSWORTH SYSTEMS ARE TODAY’S STANDARDS AND ARE TECHNOLOGICALLY BETTER THAN JOHN BAIRD’S SYSTEM. THIS HOWEVER, THIS DOESN’T DISCREDIT JOHN BAIRD AS THE INVENTOR OF TELEVISION AS HE’S RECOGNIZED WORLDWIDE AND NOT SWORKYN OR FARNSWORTH. ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES FARNSWORTH IS RECOGNIZED AS THE INVENTOR BUT NOT AROUND THE WORLD. JOHN BAIRD IS NOT A PRECURSOR BUT THE REAL INVENTOR OF TELEVISION.
This compares to Edison’s invention of the phonograph. Even though today’s stereos do a much better job than the old phonographs, this doesn’t discredit Edison as the iventior of recorded sound. Nobody calls Edison the precursor of recorded sound.

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